(Latin: fruit; from Old French fruit, from Latin fructus, "fruit, produce, profit" from frug-, stem of frui, "to use, to enjoy".)
2. Pretending to be conducting a survey when really trying to raise funds for some cause.
3. Considered to be unethical behavior by professional market researchers.
Leo is a very frugal shopper in that he buys only what he absolutely needs and nothing more.2. Relating to someone or an organization that is economical in use or expenditure of funds; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful or not excessive, in the use of something: James and his family used clothing, towels, and other items in their home in a frugal manner.
There are some people who, because of circumstances beyond their control, are forced to use what they have available in a frugal way in order to conserve their limited resources.
Some people are financially forced to live more frugal lives whether they want to or not.3. Etymology: from Middle French (written and spoken c. 1400-c.1600) frugal, from Latin frugalis, frugi, "economical, useful, proper"; originally from frux, fruges, "fruit, profit, value"; related to fructus, "fruit".
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Sense evolved in Latin from "useful" to "profitable" to "economical".
2. People who find ways of making things useful that others just throw away: An example of frugality is the use of old t-shirts for rags instead of throwing them away; so, frugality is an unwillingness to waste things.
Frugality is considered to be thriftiness in the expenditure of money, objects, or resources.
Patricia's family frugally eats food that is nourishing, natural, and as inexpensive as possible; and they also consume it in quantities that are not excessive.
2. To use with restraint.
2. Producing fruit; fruitful; fructiferous.
2. An animal, such as a chimpanzee or fruit bat, that feeds primarily on fruit.
2. Feeding on fruit; such as, birds and other animals.
3. A part or an amount of a plant product, served as food.
4. The fertile, often spore-bearing structure of a plant that does not bear seeds.
5. A plant crop or product; such as, the fruits of the earth.
6. The consequence of some effort or action: result; outcome; such as, "the fruit of their labor".
7. Offspring; progeny.
8. A fruity aroma or flavor in a wine.
9. Etymology: from Old French fruit, from Latin fructus, "fruit, produce, profit"; from frug-, stem of frui, "to use, to enjoy". The older sense is preserved in "the fruits of one's labor".
2. Fruits collectively.
3. The product or result of some effort.
2. A person whose diet consists chiefly of fruit.
2. A repository or storage place for fruit.